Allied small ships and craft of Guadalcanal Campaign

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OldBill
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Allied small ships and craft of Guadalcanal Campaign

Post by OldBill » 13 Aug 2021 00:59

There are reams of information on the combatants on both sides, but precious little of the small craft and small ships the Allies used during the campaign for Guadalcanal. USS Bobolink was a tug there, but I've only ever seen her mentioned once. USS Butternut was present at some point, along with the USS Pathfinder, a former US Coast and Geodetic Survey ship whose work was extremely important in the Solomon's. The USCG was present at Tulagi and Guadalcanal, mostly running landing craft, but also on the transports and possibly in other jobs. I'd greatly appreciate any links or sources of info on what little ships were present and what they did, along with the boats that operated there.

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Re: Allied small ships and craft of Guadalcanal Campaign

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 28 Aug 2021 15:36

Cant point to anything specific. There are a lot of random remarks in the literature about this or that water craft in action. The PT boats are the most common. Then a fair number of small landing craft used to lighter supplies & vehicles from the cargo ships to shore.

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Re: Allied small ships and craft of Guadalcanal Campaign

Post by OpanaPointer » 28 Aug 2021 18:35

https://books.google.com/books/about/U_ ... rld_W.html This may help. NHHC may also have info.
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Re: Allied small ships and craft of Guadalcanal Campaign

Post by Lethl215 » 30 Aug 2021 23:40

Try the CINCPAC war diary for Nov 1942. 800+ pages listing movements and task organizations. It’ll give you an idea.

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/134027785

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